First Street Beach


Douglas Recreation Area / First Street Beach / Lighthouse Park

Features:
 - Ball Field
 - Basket Ball Courts
 - Benches
 - Bike Racks
 - Boat Launch Dock
 - Concert Site
 - Concessions
 - Dog Run
 - Drinking Water
 - Fish Cleaning
 - Fishing Area
 - Grills
 - Parking
 - Pavillions/Gazebos
 - Picnic Area
 - Playground Equipment
 - Public Restrooms
 - Shelters
 - Tennis Courts
 - Universal Accessibility
 - Volleyball Nets
 - Waterfront

History:
Located at the west end of First Street on Lake Michigan, this is the largest City-owned recreation area. There is a boat launch into the Manistee River near Lake Michigan with docks and a fish cleaning station. A picnic area with pavilions overlooks Lake Michigan and a short fishing pier. There is a large lakefront beach with play equipment, volleyball courts and restrooms. In 2010 upgrades to the First Street Launch Ramps were made and four of the eight rams are now Universally Accessible.

In adjacent off-beach areas there are two children's playgrounds, Dog Park, lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, volleyball court and two lighted softball fields with restrooms. There is also some natural area. Adequate parking is available throughout the park.

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